Tai Chi Classes
Tai Chi Instructor & Class
Better balance, awareness & reflexes to avoid injuries due to accidents & falls.
Reduce stress, relax and exercise to turn back the clock of aging.
Martial Arts are fundamentally the study of peaceful conflict resolution.
Martial arts lowers an already low chance of an attack and improves outcomes.
Tai Chi & Kung Fu Study
To study Tai Chi & Kung Fu forms is to be a student of detail. Mr. Yu would say that within the forms are secrets - it wouldn't help at all if he just told you what they were because to use them you had to discover them for yourself. But he encouraged all of his students to have great respect for the form as it leads to effective push hands and self defense as well as improved health an efficiency in everything you do. Tai Chi must be studied before Kung Fu.
Tai Chi is a Distinct Martial Art
- Focus on health.
- Slow meditative forms to investigate principles.
- Push hands to test forms if desired.
- Controlled use of force for martial effectiveness.
Mr. Yu’s Yang style is distinct
- Clear lines of movement to generate power.
- Balance on single weighted leg.
- Step only after fully balanced on one leg.
- Health benefits come through self defense.
What I found doing aikido and tai chi for over two years now was the perfect balance of working out the body and mind. I feel stronger, healthier, and more confident. Starting anything can be very intimidating, especially a martial art. I had never done a martial art before but I realized it's more than just a fitness class...The cross training of tai chi and aikido has helped me strengthen my body and root myself to the ground...
The Tai Chi classes help with balance, coordination, and perseverance. Steve, who teaches Tai Chi, also has extensive experience in the martial arts. He adds additional insights to Tai Chi by relating the movements to their martial arts origins...I also attend the Hatha Yoga classes at Still Minds conducted by Matt. These Yoga classes are physically invigorating and are certain to lift your spirits. Matt tunes each of his classes to match, with just the right amount of stretch, the capabilities of the students...
...I am an osteopathic physician with a holistic traditional osteopath practice in which I have been practicing and deepening my understanding of osteopathy at many levels for almost 2 decades. In this realm, I treat patients at many different levels which may include at a boney level, muscle level, fascial level, fluid level, energetic level, spiritual level or more. Many times in our aikido practice, I have mentioned to Sensei, that he is talking and living osteopathy…of life. You see, it seems to understand aikido or osteopathy, we should be living life and understanding life's preciousness and value...